Situated on the south coast of England, Southampton has been an important British port city since the 10th century. With a population of 236,900 according to the 2011 Census, the city is home to the largest economy in the county of Hampshire, and provides great opportunities for anyone looking to recruit staff or get hired for a new job. Sandwiched between the New Forest and South Downs, Southampton can offer all the benefits that a larger city brings, whilst also providing a multitude of picturesque locations for leisure activities.
Recruitment in Southampton
As a major city, Southampton is home to a wide variety of recruitment agencies - many of which are located just to the south and west of Houndwell Park. This page will help you to find an agency that is right for you - based on the type of industry you require expertise in. Whether you need to employ a contract Welder, are looking for temp work in a Warehouse, want a permanent role in Logistics, or something completely different, simply use the search bar to sort agencies by job role, and you will be well on the way to finding what you are after.
Southampton's major sectors for employment
As might be expected from a port city, the Transport and Storage Sector is strong in Southampton - accounting for 6.7% of all the area's employment according to the 2011 Census (the average figure in this sector for England is 5%). Major transportation employers in the Southampton area include P&O Cruises, Southampton Airport, and Associated British Ports (ABP). The Port of Southampton is the UK's busiest cruise terminal, and second largest container port.
Other major employers in Southampton include the investment firm Old Mutual Wealth, the University of Southampton (a member of the prestigious Russell Group), and BBC South - which is based at the corporation's studios on Havelock Road.
Transport links around Southampton and the Solent
Clearly, Southampton is a successful port city - with cruises, cargo ships and ferries leaving for destinations around the globe on a daily basis. Coupled with its airport - which offers travel to destinations including Jersey, Paris, and Antwerp, the city enjoys some of the best global travel links in the south of England outside of the capital.
One reason for Southampton's success as a port has always been its proximity to London, which is around one hour and forty minutes' drive on the M3 motorway outside of peak times. Direct trains are also available which will carry passengers to London in around one hour and twenty minutes. The city's relative proximity to the M4 motorway means that inter-city road travel around Britain is feasible from Southampton, despite its southerly nature.